Unclaimed Property Division specialists and the director of Nebraska’s College Savings Program will staff the State Treasurer’s booth at the 44th annual Gateway Farm Expo this week in Kearney, State Treasurer Don Stenberg announced today.
The 2013 Expo runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Expo Building on the Buffalo County Fairgrounds. The Treasurer’s Office staff members will be in Booth 228.
Visitors to the State Treasurer’s booth are invited to search for unclaimed property for themselves or family members and friends. Unclaimed property specialists will be available to help visitors search and file claims. More than $10.1 million in unclaimed property has been returned to rightful owners so far in 2013.
In addition, Rachel Biar, director of the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust, will be at the Treasurer’s booth to answer questions about Nebraska’s state-sponsored 529 college savings program called NEST.
Information will be available about “Dear Grandchild,” the latest NEST promotional event which runs through Dec. 16. Grandparents are asked to write letters to their grandchildren, encouraging them to plan for college and dream big. A total of $8,000 in NEST scholarship accounts will be awarded to the grandchildren of four winners. The scholarships are provided by First National Bank of Omaha, program manager of the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust.
“Dear Grandchild” details and official rules are available here